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Islamic State was born in 1979 with covert operations in Afghanistan

english.pravda.ru 31 January 2015

In order to fully communicate the history of the Islamic State and its relationship with the House of Saud and Turkey, we consulted Jeffrey Steinberg, Senior Editor and

 

Boris Johnson: Porn-obsessed Isil jihadis are 'literally w***ers'

The Telegraph 31 January 2015
By Bill Gardner

Young British jihadis are pornography-obsessed inadequates who only turn to radical Islam when they fail to "make it with girls”, Boris Johnson has claimed. The Mayor of

 

France detains 5 in anti-terror raid

The Japan News 30 January 2015

French security forces detained five people Tuesday and broke up a jihadi recruiting network in a small southern town that has sent several French youths to fight in Syria and

 

How Isil jihadists spread hate with Twitter army of 45,000

The Telegraph 30 January 2015
By Rob Crilly

Violent jihadists of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (Isil) have been able to count on as many as 45,000 Twitter users to spread their message, according to a new

 

Publicity stunt: ISIS’s $200m ransom demand

Money Jihad 30 January 2015

Ransom demands by jihadist groups for the release of Western hostages have been averaging about $8 million per hostage over the last couple years. The $200 million

 

Watch VIDEO: Hezbollah Brigades convoy transporting American M1 tank

Hezbollah early this morning fired a rocket-propelled grenade at an IDF patrol along the Lebanon border, killing at least two soldiers and wounding seven others. The IDF has confirmed

 

ISIS to Lone Wolves: Kill as Many Westerners as Possible

Breaking Israel News (registration) 30 January 2015
By Raphael Poch

The Islamic State (ISIS) terror group is calling on lone wolves to rise up and wage Jihad on the Western world. In a posting on social media pages affiliated with ISIS, the following

 

Paradise lost: is Christianity doomed in the Middle East?

New Statesman 29 January 2015
By Gerard Russell

The stark cliffs of the Zagros Mountains on the Iran-Iraq border, and the dusty hills and plains that lie between those mountains and the city of Mosul, might seem an unlikely

 

Islamic Terrorism: The Taboo Topic

Gatestone Institue 28 January 2015
By Uzay Bulut

The political violence of the Koran is eternal and universal. The political violence of the Bible was for that particular historical time and place. This is the vast difference between Islam and

 

Reminder: The Islamic State Is Islamic and a State

National Review Online 28 January 2015
By Patrick Brennan

Credible reports about the details of the operations of the Islamic State, also known as ISIS, have not been terribly easy to come by, which makes a new piece by Arab analyst Hassan

 

“We’ve planted explosives on Delta fight 1061…” Chilling ISIS tweet grounds flight en route to Orlando

Yesterday, another plane was grounded, this time at Los Angeles airport, because of another bomb threat. Three days running. But no worries, Obama is traveling around the

 

The Mill of Muslim Radicalism in France

The New York Times 26 January 2015
By Farhad Khosrokhavar

The typical trajectory of most French Islamist terrorists follows four steps: alienation from the dominant culture, thanks partly to joblessness and discrimination in blighted

 

Sydney Jihadist Mohamed Elomar Boasts Of Conversion Of Yazidi Child

Women Against Shariah 26 January 2015

Notorious Sydney jihadist Mohamed Elomar has boasted online about the conversion of a young Iraqi boy from the minority Yazidi sect to the brutal Islamic State ideology. Underscoring

 

ISIS targets ‘educated, professional women': Three female lawyers executed by jihadists in past two weeks

Blazing Cat Fur 22 January 2015

Three female lawyers have reportedly been executed by Islamic State militants as the UN warns that educated women in Iraq are especially at risk. Today, the UN human rights office

 

ISIS, Boko Haram, and the Growing Role of Human Trafficking in 21st Century Terrorism

The Daily Beast 22 January 2015

The intersection of drugs and terrorism has long been investigated. Now, the recent actions of ISIS and Boko Haram are drawing attention to the role of human trafficking. The list

 

Old Islamists Never Die: Mohammed Haydar Zammar

ACDemocracy 21 January 2015
By J. Millard Burr and Rachel Ehrenfeld

On March 2014, in an Islamic-State-sponsored prisoner swap, Mohammed Haydar Zammar, the al-Qaeda operative jailed in Syria in 2001, was freed in exchange for Syrian army officers

 

ISIS publishes female sex slave handbook

India Today 20 January 2015

Can women be forced into sexual slavery? Have the Islamic State militants been doing the same thing? Grim as it may sound, it is true. The pamphlets handed out by IS militants in

 

3,000 “Moderate Rebels” Defect to the Islamic State (ISIS). US Preparing 5,000 More

Global Research 20 January 2015
By Tony Cartalucci

Reported along the peripheries of the Western media, it was reported recently that some 3,000 so-called “moderate rebels” of the “Free Syrian Army” had defected to the “Islamic State”

 

Islamic State threatens to kill two Japanese hostages

Irish Times 20 January 2015

Islamic State has released a video showing Islamic State threatening to kill two Japanese men unless a ransom of $200m is paid within 72 hours. The authenticity of the video,

 

Islamic State planning 24-hr television channel: Reports

TODAYonline 20 January 2015

According to reports in both Israeli and international media this week, the Islamic State has a 24-hour television channel in the works. The station, which if launched will take ISIS’

 
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